UI am tryign to find or make something for my old craftsman. It is
similar to the one in these picturs:
Parts are no longer available. ANy help would be appreciated!
So what's the problem? You have a picture to go by, and you have your
jointer in front of you. You can always go to anyplace that sells jointers
to see what they do from the factory. What more can you need? At some
point you just have to put your hand to things and quit asking questions
Just get a piece of wood - any kind of wood, and make the piece. What good
does it do you to gather these tools if you're not going to step out and
try to use them?
Stryped... you have a long history of beating things to death with never
ending questions here. Give yourself a chance to succeed and just give it a
go. When you're done you can post a picture on a web site and say "look
what I built!".
You need to put a spring on there that moves the guard back into position.
There are several ways you could do it. Go look at a jointer that has a
guard on there and see how it works.
Try a little ingenuity. I think to have any level of personal success as a
woodworker, even a hobbyist, you need to be a little creative. Now is a good
time to start trying.
Think about it. Take 1/2 of the time you spend posting un-thought through
questions here, and devote that time to thinking about something as simple
as a spring on a guard. I'll guarantee you can come up with a perfectly
:YOU ARE BUYING A NEW GUARD FOR A CRAFTASMAN 6 1/8" JOINTER PLANER .
:GUARD IS MADE OF PLASTIC WITH A STEEL MOUNT/PIVOT PIN . PIN IS 3/8"
:DIAMATER X 3/4" LONG THEN STEPS DOWN TO 1/4" DIAMATER X 1/2" LONG .
:OVERALL LENGTH OF PIN IS 1 1/4" . GUARD IS 7 7/8" WIDE X 8 3/8" LONG .
Does your have a 3/8" or slightly larger hole 3/4" deep? Does that hoe
then step down to 1/4" diameter for another 1/2" or so?
And how do you expect to be able to do woodworking if you couldn't
figure out how to ask yourself those questions?
Alex -- Replace "nospam" with "mail" to reply by email. Checked infrequently.
and look at the illustrations of planer guards, "bridge guards" and the
PUWER 98 regulations. UK practice is not to use a sprung swinging guard
like the USA, but to have an easily adjustable rigid guard that's set
up before the cut.
The _huge_ disadvantage of a swinging guard is that they're only a
"guard" for an impact from directly above. If you feed your fingers
into them the same way the wood travels, then they'll swing obligingly
out of the way...
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